Ethnographies & Case Studies

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Helter-Shelter: Security, Legality, and an Ethic of Care in an Emergency Shelter
Helter-Shelter: Security, Legality, and an Ethic of Care in an Emergency Shelter
By Prashan Ranasinghe

Helter-Shelter is an ethnographic account of the manner in which an emergency shelter is governed on a daily basis, from the perspective of the personnel who are employed and tasked with providing care.

Available Jan 2018
Europe Un-Imagined: Nation and culture at a French-German Television Channel
Europe Un-Imagined: Nation and culture at a French-German Television Channel
By Damien Stankiewicz

Damien Stankiewicz’s ground-breaking ethnographic study of the various contexts of media production work at ARTE (the newsroom, the editing studio, the screening room), reveals how ideas about French, German, and European culture coalesce and circulate at the channel.

Available Dec 2017
Practicing Ethnography: A Student Guide to Method and Methodology
Practicing Ethnography: A Student Guide to Method and Methodology
By Lynda Mannik and Karen McGarry
Building on the "studying up" trend in anthropology, this book offers a theoretically informed guide to ethnographic methods that is practical in its approach while reflecting the challenges and concerns of contemporary ethnography.
Available Nov 2017
Long Night at the Vepsian Museum: The Forest Folk of Northern Russia and the Struggle for Cultural Survival
Long Night at the Vepsian Museum: The Forest Folk of Northern Russia and the Struggle for Cultural Survival
By Veronica Davidov
Davidov uses a tour of the local museum to introduce a cast of human and non-human characters from traditional Vepsian culture, and to explore various time periods under Russian, Finnish, Soviet, and post-Soviet rule.
Available Nov 2017
Anthropology Matters, Third Edition
Anthropology Matters, Third Edition
By Shirley A. Fedorak

The third edition of this bestselling book introduces readers to anthropology, and the world around it, by connecting important concepts to current global issues.

Published Mar 2017
Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights
Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights
By Nichola Khan

This brief book introduces the ways in which contemporary anthropology engages with the "psych" disciplines: psychology, psychiatry, and medicine.

Published Nov 2016
A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies
A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies
Edited by Denielle Elliott and Dara Culhane
Building on the sensory ethnographic trend in contemporary sociocultural anthropology, this collection introduces the idea of a different kind of ethnography: an imaginative and creative approach to anthropological inquiry that is collaborative, open-ended, embodied, affective, and experimental.
Published Nov 2016
Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method
Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method
By Andrew Causey
In this meditation/how-to guide on drawing as an ethnographic method, Andrew Causey offers insights, inspiration, practical techniques, and encouragement for social scientists interested in exploring drawing as a way of translating what they "see" during their research.
Published Nov 2016
Tournaments of Value: Sociability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni Town
Tournaments of Value: Sociability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni Town
By Anne Meneley

A significant contribution to our understanding of the varied experience of women in the Islamic Middle East, Tournaments of Value gives a careful description of a world of female socializing, and the velocity, energy, and elaborateness of this remarkable female social world.

Published Aug 2016
Articulating Dinosaurs: A Political Anthropology
Articulating Dinosaurs: A Political Anthropology
By Brian Noble

An original and illuminating study of science, culture, and museums, Articulating Dinosaurs is a remarkable look at not just how we visualize the prehistoric past, but how we make it palpable it our everyday lives.

Published Jul 2016